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The Chrome Developer Tools are great for debugging HTML, JavaScript and CSS in Chrome. If you're writing a webpage or even a web app for the Chrome Web Store, you can inspect elements in the DOM, debug live JavaScript, and edit CSS styles directly in the current page. Extensions can make Google Chrome an even better web development environment by providing additional features that you can easily access in your browser. To help developers like you, we created a page that features extensions for web development. Chrome Extensions for Web Development Chrome Extensions for Web Development
Summary: Here's how to optimize images for web, with quick and easy-to-use, free tools. Hint: Optimizing images for your blog is very simple, it can even be automatic. Optimizing images for fast loading is one of the image optimization tips every blogger should put into action. When you know this stuff, and make it a part of your image uploading process, it doesn't take any extra time on your part, but it'll improve your blog in more ways than one. How to optimize images for web How to optimize images for web
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Having the right fonts is critical to successful web and graphic design. Fortunately, there are a lot of quality free fonts that are available for use. In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best calligraphy fonts for download. 25 of the Best Calligraphy Fonts for Designers | Vandelay Design 25 of the Best Calligraphy Fonts for Designers | Vandelay Design
Browser Testing: A Family Tree Browser Testing: A Family Tree One task drives web professionals to distraction more than almost any other: testing whether their design works equally well in a multitude of browsers and on different devices. The list of browsers and platforms to verify against keeps getting longer, and as designers, our tempers are getting proportionally shorter; IE6 will probably feature in nightmares for years to come! Yet doing our work in an ever-widening range of situations is becoming increasingly important. This article highlights the most common issues that arise when testing with “the usual suspects” and explains why a change in tactics may soon be needed.
If you are writing web pages about HTML then there will be times when you want to display HTML codes in your page. If you are not sure how to recode it so that it appears as text instead of being interpreted as code or you are just looking for an easy way to do the conversion without having to make the changes manually then you may want to bookmark this page. The following form will do all of the work for you. Simply cut a copy of the required section of your web page from your page source and paste it into the top text box and then select the Convert button. The text equivalent of your HTML code fragment suitable for inclusion in your web page as text will appear in the lower text box. Internet - Displaying HTML Source Code in Web Pages Internet - Displaying HTML Source Code in Web Pages
Microsoft Windows chief: 'We're all in' for IE9, HTML5 Microsoft Windows chief: 'We're all in' for IE9, HTML5 Two weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer debuted his company’s new slogan for all things Web: “We’re all in.” The phrase made another appearance Tuesday at Microsoft’s MIX10 conference for Web developers in Las Vegas. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live division, made his bet on Internet Explorer 9 and its support of an emerging standard, HTML5. “We’ve built Internet Explorer 9 from the ground up on top of the Windows 7 platform,” Sinofsky said during a cameo in IE general manager Dean Hachamovitch’s keynote.
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Goodbye XML… Hello YAML (part 1) Goodbye XML… Hello YAML (part 1) Part 2 This is the first in a many-part series in which I will be writing about using YAML in the .Net space – particularly within C#. I will cover the whys, the hows, and show some tricks using the dynamic capabilities of C# when using YAML. I might even explore IronRuby a bit. Why YAML?
HTML 5 validation in Visual Studio You all probably know that new HTML 5 standard is coming. We made a new intellisense schema that you can add to VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 and get intellisense and validation on HTML 5 elements. Note that schema is for markup only, we do not have DOM2 update for jscript intellisense yet. How to install the schema: Download attached ZIP file.Place html_5.xsd in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Packages\schemas\htmlRun either x86 or x64 reg file depending on the OS and VS/VWD flavors installed. For example, for VWD Express installed on 64-bit OS run HTML-5-Schema-Reg-x64-VWD.reg and for VS 2008 installed on 32-bit OS run HTML-5-Schema-Reg-x86.reg.Restart VSYou can select HTML 5 in the schema dropdown and HTML 5 element attributes should appear in the Properties window. HTML 5 validation in Visual Studio